Meribah and Massah are two locations during the Exodus. We are reminded here to not put the Lord our God to the test. We all have seen and tasted that the Lord is good yet so many are actively usurping His power. So many commit the sin of Lucifer daily, striving to be God. I do not need any more proof of who God is. Creation alone speaks to His majesty and we ask Him for ID? We think He needs our help with some electioneering? You think God Almighty cares one whit about your Senate race? Your governor? The president? No beloved, He remains God throughout. He withstood Nebuchadnezzar and yet we think He couldn't handle Kathy Hochul. He brought His remnant into and out of captivity in Babylon, as He foretold He would in Deuteronomy, and yet we think the world might stop spinning on its axis if we do not make sure Herschel Walker is elected to the Senate. It would merely be embarrassing if it were not so egregiously wicked.
For forty years I loathed that generation and said, "They are a people who go astray in their heart, and they have not known my ways." Therefore I swore in my wrath, "They shall not enter my rest." - Psalm 95:10-11 (ESV)
Let me conclude with the fact that there is a price to be paid. This is not a game beloved. What NAR dominionists and America idol worshipers traffic in is the shipwrecking of your faith. They reduce God down to nothing and deal strictly in the utter carnality of this world. They sprinkle in enough references to Jesus but they have gone astray in their hearts. They take the most divisive issues of man, bigoted, mean-spirited and in all ways unbiblical and they attribute them to God. They prop up failed, sinful men to be righteous beacons for you to follow in the darkness of this world. Yet the wickedness they want to sell you is no more or less wicked than the wickedness they rail against. God is wrath beloved and He will only tolerate for so long. Those that refuse to repent will not enter His rest. They have chosen the pasture of this world that offers no comfort and no protection.
Beloved, the politics of man declares that one side is always right and the other is always wrong. They try to sell you the other side to blame for all that you perceive as being wrong in your life. They sell you hate, anger, and division and then try to wrap scripture around it. Their god is their belly and destruction is their end. Do not follow men pretending to be servants of Christ who sell you earthly politics as the end all for your faith. The absolute best argument you can EVER make is trying to discern the lesser of two evil choices. That is politics. The thing is, God does not care about your opinion about who might be "less" evil. So, vote, don't vote, the choice is always up to you. Just do not think for one second that your vote carries any righteousness. Do not cheapen the God you claim to serve by lowering Him to level of any carnal man or political party. We are the creation, not the Creator. He lays us down in green pastures and there is always a price to pay for our wickedness. So, before you get any more stressed about this Election Day 2022 or the next one in 2024 just remember Nebuchadnezzar. Remember Alexander the Great. Then read Psalm 95 and rest in who He is and who He always will be.
Reverend Anthony Wade - November 8, 2022